> http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=manhatsmom20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002PXW1WU&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI subscribe to All You magazine. If you are not familiar with it, take a look. It is the only magazine that I currently pay a subscription for. Be on the watch for a deal. In addition to having the features most women’s magazines have (fashion, home, health, recipes, etc.), All You has a lot of coupons inside, many of them high-value. I do not use a lot of them because most of my cooking is from non-processed foods. However, I got my subscription for 72 cents/issue (may be hard to find now). I usually find one or two good coupons inside and share the rest.
Last year the magazine ran a grocery challenge that invited readers to start shopping spending $25 per family member, choose healthier foods, and create new savings strategies. The November issue has an article about the grand-prize winner and two runner-ups, including their tips. I noticed that all of these three ladies spent significantly less than their allotted $25/person. Here are my favorite tips from each lady:
1) Sara Vanderzee, WINNER
[Sara has a blog, but at the time of this posting she was in the process of moving. If you click on
her name and the link ends up leading to an empty blog, I apologize.]
~Cut down on processed foods and bulk up on seasonal produce
~Not sure what to cook? She recommends Miserly Meals and 5dollardinners.com
~When you’re tempted to give up, remember your ultimate goal to keep you going.
2) Michelle Huddleston, Finalist
~If you’ve been working on saving money via grocery shopping for a while, challenge yourself to find new ways to save!
~Get your kids involved–they may work harder than you!
3) Wendy Whitney-Scherer, Finalist
~Consider planting your own garden. No matter what the size, it will make a difference!
~Learn what you can freeze.
If you want to read more, you can find the article here.